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What will you study when following the International Foundation Year?
Course content includes core modules in: English language (Developing English Language Skills - 30 credits, Advanced English Language Skills - 20 credits, English for Academic Purposes - 10 credits) Study and Communication Skills (20 credits) Foundation Mathematics (10 credits) Culture Studies (10 credits) In addition, students must take any two of the following elective modules:
- Introduction to Computing (10 credits)
- Introduction to Programming (10 credits)
- Introduction to Business (10 credits)
- Introduction to Accounting and Economics (10 credits)
What are the International Foundation Year course entry requirements?
To be admitted on the course, you need:
- To be 17+ years of age
- To have a 4.5 IELTS or equivalent certificate for the Standard IFY (September start) or 5.5 IELTS or equivalent for the Intensive IFY (January start)*
- To be in possession of a High School certificate
*If you have not reached this level, you can join our Pre-Sessional IFY course in Malta until you reach the required level.
How long is the course?
For successful completion of the programme you must follow the Standard Programme of 3 terms (30 weeks) in Malta. Students who join with an exceptionally high level of English (IELTS 5.5 or better) may be allowed to follow the Intensive Programme of 24 weeks only starting in January.
The total number of hours of study per week is 25 – 28 hours per week including research and self-study.
What certificate will I receive at the end of my International Foundation Year?
At the end of your course you will receive an International Foundation Year Certificate issued by NCC Education as well as an Academic Transcript giving details of your performance on the individual programme modules (Pass, Merit, Distinction) that you followed during your International Foundation Year.
How will I be assessed on the International Foundation Year?
Assessment is by global examination, global assignment and local examination. All assessment is carried out by NCC Education examiners. Assessment sessions are held throughout the year.
Higher Education Advisory Service
You benefit from academic counselling and support throughout your course. This will include: individual guidance to help you choose the right subjects and university course for you and support with the application process and writing of your personal statement.
You can choose to download the International Foundation Year application form or else contact us on [email protected]